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“Going Nowhere” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Union Station

Union Station
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$49.00*
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Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles Walking and Subway Tour
Ranked #27 of 536 things to do in Los Angeles
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Owner description: First Los Angeles train depot.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Florida
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“Going Nowhere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

We weren't here to buy a ticket - we just wanted to see this grand old dame. What a beautiful piece of architecture, a block away from the oldest street in Los Angeles. We couldn't stop admiring the wood beam ceilings and the tile art on the pillars.

Union Station was built in 1939, but everything has been so well preserved that it still looks new. The original chairs in the waiting lobby (just as they appeared in the 1950 movie) still welcome ticketed travelers.

Starbucks has a store inside the building, and there's at least one sit-down restaurant for hungry travelers.

Visited February 2014
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“just to see it”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

A railway station and we went more to compare to Grand Central Station in New York than anything. Nice they still have train service and buses leaving from the back of the terminal. Something no longer seen in Vegas.

Visited January 2014
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“Now that's how you build a train station!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

As seen recently in Pharrell William's "Happy" video*!

Lovely architecture (inside and out), and well laid out. Main seating area / booking hall is gorgeous (you can just pop in and look at it without having to buy a ticket if you're not going anywhere).

* - at 2'18" and 2'28" if you look it up on YouTube.

Visited January 2014
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Mobile, Alabama
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“Beautiful Old Train Station”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

What a grand old train station in downtown LA! The Flyaway Shuttle from LAX takes you direct to Union Station where you can connect to anywhere around LA.

Visited January 2014
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Katonah, NY
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“A must-see if you enjoy LA's unique architecture”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2014

We visited this at the end of our Olvera Street visit, as it is a two minute walk away. Living in New York, the contrast to Grand Central couldn't be greater. I adore the Spanish Art Deco style of LA, and this station is a fabulous example. It is vast and beautifully decorated. I hope one day soon it will be filled with bustling travelers again, and I was glad to see that were quite a few people there midday on a Friday. There are a couple of restaurants in the station and there is ample seating. This is a great place to rest after seeing the sights of downtown LA. If you are in this area you should make an effort to visit.

Visited January 2014
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